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4:26am

Wed September 11, 2013
Education

Getting College Credit For What You Already Know

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 7:54 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. Maybe you're one of the millions of Americans who attended college but never had a chance to finish. And you have dozens or scores or hundreds of credits just sitting there that don't quite add up to a degree. The University of Wisconsin system has introduced an alternative way to finish your degree by earning credits based on what you already know. It's the so-called Flex Option.

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3:25am

Wed September 11, 2013
Planet Money

Why Women (Like Me) Choose Lower-Paying Jobs

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 11:01 am

Share of women in most lucrative majors
Quoctrung Bui/NPR Anthony Carnevale

The other day, I was interviewing an economist who studies the effect college majors have on peoples' income. He was telling me that women often make decisions that lead them to earn less than they otherwise might.

Women are overrepresented among majors that don't pay very well (psychology, art, comparative literature), and underrepresented in lots of lucrative majors (most fields in engineering).

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5:44pm

Tue September 10, 2013
The Salt

Small Plates To Join Olive Garden's Never-Ending Bowls

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 9:39 am

Olive Garden's chicken scampi dish is on the regular carb-heavy menu.
AnneCN Flickr

Should you want to super-size your meal (and boost your social status in the process), plenty of American restaurant chains would be more than happy to have you dine with them. Olive Garden, for one, is currently in the middle of a "Never Ending Pasta Bowl" promotion. According to the chain's Twitter feed, it has served more than 5.3 million bowls of "unlimited" pasta with soup and salad for $9.99 since Aug. 5.

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5:39pm

Tue September 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Study Says America's Income Gap Widest Since Great Depression

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 6:02 pm

John Moore Getty Images

The gap between the 1 percent and the 99 percent is growing, according to an analysis of IRS figures by an international group of university economists, and it hasn't been so wide since 1928.

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5:25pm

Tue September 10, 2013
All Tech Considered

Key To Unlocking Your Phone? Give It The Finger(print)

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 7:54 am

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about fingerprint security features of the new iPhone 5s Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The first note I sent out after Apple announced it was including a fingerprint scanner in the new iPhone 5s was to Charlie Miller.

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5:18pm

Tue September 10, 2013
Technology

Apple Hopes New iPhone Will Help It Compete In Developing World

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 3:22 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish. Apple unveiled two new phones today. One of them, the iPhone 5C, is a lower-priced phone aimed at customers in the developing world. The other, a high-end model, comes with a fingerprint scanner called Touch ID. Now, the unveiling comes as the company faces pressure on several fronts - from rival phone makers, and from Wall Street investors clamoring for breakthrough products.

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2:32pm

Tue September 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Apple Unveils New iPhones — One Innovative, One Cheap

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:40 pm

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about pricing for the new iPhone during an Apple product announcement on Tuesday.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Apple unveiled its replacement for the iPhone 5 — one for the top end of the market that features an innovative new fingerprint security device, a faster processor and longer battery life; and a second budget phone that will retail for as low as $99.

CEO Tim Cook was joined by other Apple executives at the Cupertino, Calif., headquarters for the long-anticipated and hyped announcement of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

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2:00pm

Tue September 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Used-Car Impresario Cal Worthington Dies At Age 92

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 5:21 pm

Cal Worthington, who was a bomber pilot during World War II, flew his own private plane later in life.
Carrie Kahn NPR

Cal Worthington, a man whose used-car ads rose to the level of a cultural phenomenon, died Sunday at age 92. He was a fixture on televisions in California for decades, with zany sales pitches that drew both customers and fame.

"I will stand upon my head to beat all deals," was Worthington's slogan, "until my ears are turning red."

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12:00pm

Tue September 10, 2013
All Tech Considered

Gotta Be Honest, We're Not That Geeked About Apple's Reveal

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 2:48 pm

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones on Tuesday.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Leaks to tech industry sites give us a sense of what to expect from Apple's coming product announcement: Not one, but two new iPhone models. One will be more affordable, to reach international markets. The other, which we believe will be called the iPhone 5S, will come in gold or champagne colors.

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11:58am

Tue September 10, 2013
Parallels

Is The iPhone Losing Out In The Chinese Market?

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 1:29 pm

A woman looks at her phone in front of the Apple store in Shanghai. Apple unveiled a cheaper version of the iPhone on Tuesday.
Aly Song Reuters /Landov

Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook was talking about the relatively poor sales of his products in China.

"In the arc of time, China is a huge opportunity for Apple and I don't get discouraged over a 90-day kind of cycle," he said while discussing his company's third-quarter results.

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